Wednesday, 9 October 2019 8ECM: Mehrmann, Esteban and Bridson guests at UP FAMNIT
On Tuesday 8th October we had the great honour to host three distinguished mathematicians who are also involved in the organisation of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics.
Martin R Bridson FRS, Maria J. Esteban and Volker Mehrmann started their visit in Slovenia with the reception at the Presidential Palace hosted by the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, who is also 8ECM honorary patron.
The day after, a visit at UP FAMNIT was of course obligatory. Our guests delivered three lectures to our students and professors who had also the chance to interact with them.
On Wednesday they stayed in Portorož, where the congress will take place, working on the preparation of the biggest scientific meeting in Slovenia so far.
As said, our guests are not only distinguished mathematicians but they are also involved in the organisation of 8ECM. Professor Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin) is President of the European Mathematical Society, Professor Maria J. Esteban (Université Paris-Dauphine) is chair of the 8ECM Scientific Committee, and Professor Martin R. Bridson FRS (University of Oxford) is chair of the 8ECM Prize Committee.
We are happy to have had them as guests here.